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Summary
In "Cityscape," choreographed by Talley Beatty, dancers from the Dance Company from the National Center for African-American Artists, costumed in brightly suspendered skirts and pants, perform a series of lively traveling phrases on paved surfaces. The piece is shot from an angle that emphasizes diagonals.

This work was created by the Workshop with the WGBH series "Say Brother" and broadcast as a segment in the "Frames of Reference" dance showcase "A Place to Dance."

"Frames of Reference" was a series that began circa 1978. Half-hour shows were produced to showcase commissioned and already created works. It was around this time that the focus of the Workshop shifted, to concentrate more heavily on creating works for broadcast. During its time, "Frames of Reference" was the focus of the Workshop's national arts programming effort. The series ended circa 1983.
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Dance, Modern dance
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